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Re: Linden tree


Ma nature was just checking if you were paying
attention... she does that every so often.

Congrats on the find!

Donna

--- Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 07/03/2006 5:13:33 PM Eastern
> Daylight Time, 
> kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> Any idea which Tilia, Auralie?
> Perhaps its bloom time coinceided with a regular
> annual trip you took and 
> maybe this year it is earlier or later than usual.
> 
> 
> I hsve no idea which Tilia, but I suppose it is the
> commonest native one.
> This tree was here when we moved here 36 years ago. 
> It is just on the
> edge of a rather ratty wooded area between us and
> the neighbors - really
> on a dry, rocky slope.  I believe the reason I had
> never seen it's bloom 
> before is twofold.  I think it was a matter of
> catching the early morning
> light - later today it did not look nearly as
> striking - the blooms were 
> really cream-colored shading to brown, and didn't
> show up so sharply.
> Also, I don't usually look in that direction that
> early in the morning.  I
> do think that the bloom is heavier this year than
> usual, as has been 
> true for most trees and shrubs this spring.  
> I am glad I finally discovered the blooms.  They are
> really quite  lovely
> in a subtle way - look sorta like a cream-colored
> Kalmia, but not quite.
> I was just so stunned this morning to discover this.
>  I like to think that
> I am more than ordinarily perceptive about the
> natural world, and to find
> something that must have been here for so many years
> without my
> seeing it was a shock to my self-image.  I guess I
> needed it.
> Auralie
> 
>
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